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Lung Cancer On The Decline: CDC
2011-09-16 05:02:12

  According to a new report by the CDC, “State-Specific Trends in Lung Cancer Incidence and Smoking” published in their Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, lung cancer rates are on the decline in the United States. The report analyzed data state by state by looking at the Behavior Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) for the period 1994 through 2009. The report states that lung cancer rates were declining fastest in the West, where smoking prevalence is lowest....

2011-09-14 22:06:24

Smoking bans have become more common on university campuses, but do they work? Do they help reduce smoking in this newly independent age group? According to an Indiana University study, they do. A campus smoking ban -- lightly enforced at that -- significantly reduced student smoking during a two-year period and changed students' attitudes toward smoking regulations, according to a study that examined students' smoking behaviors on two similar campuses -- one with (Indiana) and one without...


Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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